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Private Room at The Ivy


Ivy Exterior 018-2007 - Ivy_Exterior_018-2007.jpgWe’ve found a way to get a table at The Ivy – and it doesn’t involve a three-month wait. The Private Room (not to be confused with private members’ enclave The Club at The Ivy) sits above the restaurant and like the rest of the building, dates back to the 30s.

Our favourite features in this irregular-shaped room are the original stained glass windows, with their diamond-shaped panes lining two walls of the 60-seater space. There’s a cosy, traditional feel, making it well suited for winter gatherings, and the reception area with its own bar and baby grand piano ensure a welcoming entrance. Up to 32 can be seated at a single oval table but there’s space forr 60 on six round ones, while a canapé reception can stretch to accommodate 120 guests.

A substantial choice of 10 set menus features much-loved signatures dishes, such as The Ivy Shepherd’s Pie and Scandinavian iced berries with hot white chocolate sauce. Top tip: linger on the stairs to the loos and you may spot a celeb or two, as the restaurant shares the same facilities.

This article first appeared in Square Meal Venues & Events magazine, Autumn 2008.

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